Theater of Romance/Romance (CBS) ran for about 12 years between 1943 and 1957 as a 30 minute filler for a number of old time radio shows. The content, directors, performers and producers changed often during the run of the series, but maintained its theme pretty much. When the show picked up sponsor Colgate Tooth Powder in the years 1944-1946, a lot of big names of the time entered the picture like Henry Fonda, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, Shirley Temple, Orson Welles, Gregory Peck and James St...
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|Kottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs - Lafcadio Hearn|
̄LibriVox recording of Kottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs, by Lafcadio Hearn. Kottō contains 20 Japanese stories, collected from different sources and translated by Lafcadio Hearn. The types of stories in this collection are widespread: There are old ghost stories Hearn is best known for (The Legend of Yurei-Daki), his own observations and musings (Pathological), as well as the translation of 'A Woman's Diary', a touching account of the life of the poorer classes in Tokyo, w...
Keywords: Audiobook; LibriVox; Japan; short stories; ghost stories
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|Christmas, A Story - Zona Gale|
LibriVox recording of Christmas, A Story, by Zona Gale. Read by Christine Dufour. This is a gentle Christmas story, whose message is that if we didn't already have Christmas, we'd find a way to invent it. It's hard times in Old Trail Town as the Season of Giving approaches. The factory that employs most of the town is closed and not likely to re-open, and town merchants fear that people will try to shop on credit...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction; holiday; christmas
Downloads: 5,471 (1 review)
|All the Brothers Were Valiant - Ben Ames Williams|
LibriVox recording of All the Brothers Were Valiant by Ben Ames Williams. Read by Roger Melin Joel Shore, newly appointed captain of the whaling ship Nathan Ross following his brother's apparent demise as captain of the same ship, elects to make his first cruise as captain to the very location where his brother had last been seen - the Gilbert Islands, in order to try to learn more about what happened to his brother...
Keywords: brothers; valiant; fiction; adventure; williams; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 10,445 (1 review)
|Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts - Stockton, Frank Richard|
Librivox recording of Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts. Buccaneers is non-fiction, a highly readable history of how piracy began and spread throughout the region in response to the plundering of Spanish colonialism. It is written with great flair for the dramatic by the author of The Lady or the Tiger? If you care to read along while listening, the Project Gutenberg website features a facsimile version of Buccaneers & Pirates that includes an antique map of the Caribbean which is a nice re...
Keywords: Pirates; Buccaneers; Sea Story; Librivox; Stockton; audiobook; adventure
Downloads: 86,590 (1 review)
|Dick Sands the Boy Captain - Jules Verne|
Librivox recording of Dick Sands the Boy Captain by Jules Verne, translated by Ellen E Frewer. Read by Alex C. Telander Dick Sands, a youth of fifteen, must assume command of a ship after the disappearance of its captain. Nature’s forces combined with evil doings of men lead him and his companions to many dangerous adventures on sea and in Central Africa. (Summary by Kikisaulite) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (...
Keywords: librivox; literature; adventure
Downloads: 27,187 (1 review)
|The Harbor of Doubt - Frank Williams|
Librivox recording of The Harbor of Doubt by Frank Williams. Read by Roger Melin. Young Code Schofield had lost his schooner May Schofield in an Atlantic gale a few months ago, and now the townspeople on the small island of Grande Mignon off the coast of New Brunswick were beginning to talk suspiciously of the events surrounding that loss. Insurance investigators have been summoned to investigate, friends are alienating themselves from Code, and he finds himsef challenged by even those he's know...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; Canada; fishermen
Downloads: 4,416 (1 review)
|Le Petit Nord - Anne MacLanahan Grenfell and Katie Spalding|
LibriVox recording of Le Petit Nord, or Annals of a Labrador Harbour, by Anne (MacLanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding. Read by Sean Michael Hogan. A collection of letters from Anne (MacLanahan) Grenfell, future wife of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, regarding her year of missionary service at the orphanage in St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. (Summary by Sean Michael Hogan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; grenfell; spalding; memoirs; biography; Canada; Newfoundland; missionary; orphans
Downloads: 3,141 (1 review)
|The Sea-Witch - Maturin Murray Ballou|
LibriVox recording of The Sea-Witch by Maturin Murray Ballou Maturin Murray Ballou was the author of dozens of books, chiefly centered around his extensive sea travel. He was deputy navy-agent in the Boston Custom House and circumnavigated in 1882, collecting material for several travel accounts and various nautical romances, amongst which The Sea-Witch can be counted. (Summary by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other fo...
Keywords: fiction; sea stories; romance; sea witch; ballou; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 13,873 (2 reviews)
|The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare|
LibriVox recording of The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was probably written between 1596 and 1598, and was printed with the comedies in the First Folio of 1623. Bassanio, an impoverished gentleman, uses the credit of his friend, the merchant Antonio, to borrow money from a wealthy Jew, Shylock. Antonio pledges to pay Shylock a pound of flesh if he defaults on the loan, which Bassanio will use to woo a rich heiress, Portia...
Keywords: librivox; audio; shakespeare; venice; drama; comedy
Downloads: 59,826 (2 reviews)
|An Antarctic Mystery or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields - Jules Verne|
Librivox recording of An Antarctic Mystery or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields by Jules Verne read by Esther. Edgar Allan Poe’s telling of Arthur Pym’s narrative is shown to be true as events come together that bring out clues that help Captain Len Guy trace the fate of his brother’s ship the Jane; the very ship that Arthur Pym was on board at the time of his disappearance. Through the efforts of Mr...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; adventure; shipwreck
Downloads: 99,740 (2 reviews)
|500 OTR Christmas Shows - WA4CZD|
500 OTR Christmas Holiday ShowsFive hundred Christmas holiday-themed old time radio shows. Also includes some Christmas-week news and New Year's Eve shows (and year-end retrospectives and news). Plus the Christmas V-Discs (I've uploaded a set of V-Discs to Archive.org) and a rip of Dennis Day's 1958 LP Christmas Is For The Family (with Jack Benny).Not meant to be comprehensive but there's a lot, and they range from the ridiculous (The Christmas Bride) to the sublime (Truth or Consequence's home...
Keywords: OTR; New Year's Eve; Old Time Radio; Christmas; V-Discs
Downloads: 112,065 (3 reviews)
|Christmas Short Works 2011 - Various|
LibriVox's 2011 Christmas Short Works Collection. This year's Christmas feast of short stories, essays and poetry is mostly English cuisine, with a little dash of French and Middle English seasoning. Here you will find many old favourites, and some festive treats which may be new to you. The collection comprises: A Child's Story by Charles Dickens (1812–1870) A Christmas Dinner by James Joyce (1882-1941) A Christmas Eve in the Far South Seas from Rídan The Devil And Other Stories by Louis Bec...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; christmas; holiday; short stories; poetry; religion
Downloads: 7,340 (2 reviews)
|The Englishwoman in America - Isabella Lucy Bird|
LibriVox recording of The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Lucy Bird . Read by Sibella Denton Isabella Bird travels abroad in Canada and the United States in the 1850s. As an Englishwoman and a lone female, she travels as far as Chicago, Prince Edward Island, and Cincinatti. Her observations on the trials and tribulations of the journeys are astute, if formed by her place and time in history. Adventures with pickpockets, omnibuses, cholera, and rat invested hotels deter her not...
Keywords: non fiction; isabella; bird; journey; travels; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 12,820 (2 reviews)
|Saturday Night Theatre|
Keywords: mp3; audio
Downloads: 5,410 (3 reviews)
|A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay - Watkin Tench|
LibriVox recording of A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay, by Watkin Tench. Read by Tabithat. Watkin Tench was an officer of the British Marines in the First Fleet to settle NSW. This is an interesting and entertaining account of his experiences during that time (Introduction by Tabithat) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; narrative; travel; tench
Downloads: 8,075 (3 reviews)
|Rookwood - William Harrison Ainsworth|
LibriVox recording of Rookwood, by William Harrison Ainsworth. Read by Paul Curran. A rich and complex historical Gothic-Adventure story centring on the murky deeds of an ancient family. It is a wonderfully atmospheric piece that combines narrative, poetry, song, and descriptive writing to great effect. The character of Dick Turpin that we know today - the dashing highwaymen and unmatched horseman - can be said to stem directly from this novel, as the most famous part of the book (often publishe...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; gothic; adventure; highwayman; dick turpin
Downloads: 26,763 (4 reviews)
|John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs - Jack London|
LibriVox recording of John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs, by Jack London. Read by Peter Kelleher. Jack London died at the age of forty. In this autobiographical work, London describes his life as seen through the eyes of John Barleycorn (alcohol). There is much controversy about the cause of his death just as there is about alcoholism and addiction. London's brutally frank and honest analysis of his own struggles and bouts with alcohol was way before its time and more modern theories of addict...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; alcohol; literature; memoir; autobiography
Downloads: 32,331 (3 reviews)
|Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed - Edna Ferber|
Librivox recording of Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed by Edna Ferber. Read by Lee Ann Howlett. Dawn O’Hara, the Girl Who Laughed was Edna Ferber’s first novel. Dawn, a newspaperwoman working in New York, finds herself back home in Michigan on doctor’s orders. Years of living in boarding-houses and working to pay for the care of her brilliant but mentally ill husband, Peter Orme, have taken their toll...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction
Downloads: 15,586 (4 reviews)
|The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters - Logan Marshall|
LibriVox recording of The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, by Logan Marshall. Read by Allyson Hester. This is a detailed and accurate account of the most awful marine disaster in history, constructed from the real facts as obtained from those on board who survived. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; titanic; history; maritime
Downloads: 97,177 (4 reviews)
|The Haunted Hotel, A Mystery of Modern Venice - Wilkie Collins|
LibriVox recording of The Haunted Hotel, A Mystery of Modern Venice, by Wilkie Collins. Read by Kehinde. A kind, good-hearted genteel young woman jilted, a suspicious death or two that only a few think could be murder, strange apparitions appearing in an hotel all combine to create a horrifying conundrum. Who was the culprit and will finding out finally put an end to the mystery? (Summary by Kehinde) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; horror; ghost; story
Downloads: 71,709 (7 reviews)
|Typee - Herman Melville|
Librivox recording of Typee, by Herman Melville. Read by Michael Scherer Typee is Melville's first novel, based on his actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands. Extremely popular at the time of its initial publication, it provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated by Melville's fellow castaway, Richard T. Greene, who appears in the story as the character Toby...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 87,090 (6 reviews)
|The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe|
LibriVox recording of The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Chris Goringe For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org Download M4B (4MB)
Keywords: LibriVox; Audio; Poetry
Downloads: 376,887 (7 reviews)
|Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915 - Anonymous (attrib: Kathleen Luard)|
LibriVox recording of Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915, by an anonymous author, attributed to Kathleen Luard. Read by: Ruth Golding, Julie VW, Christine Dufour and Marianne Coleman-Hipkins. The title is, I think, self explanatory. The nurse in question went out to France at the beginning of the war and remained there until May 1915 after the second battle of Ypres when she went back to a Base Hospital and the diary ceases...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; first world war; nursing; hospital; ambulance train; western front; Ypres; France; Belgium
Downloads: 19,340 (7 reviews)
|Sailing Alone Around the World - Joshua Slocum|
Librivox recording of Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum. Read by Alan Chant. Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an 11.2 metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray. On April 24, 1895, he set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. More than three years later, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898 having circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000 miles (74,000 km)...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; adventure; sailing; sea; nautical
Downloads: 194,948 (9 reviews)
|No Thoroughfare - Charles Dickens|
A LibriVox recording of No Thoroughfare, by Charles Dickens. Read by Alan Chant. Two boys from the Foundling Hospital are given the same name, with disastrous consequences in adulthood. Two associates, wishing to right the wrong, are commissioned to find a missing heir. Their quest takes them from fungous wine cellars in the City of London to the sunshine of the Mediterranean — across the Alps in winter...
Keywords: librivox; literature; christmas
Downloads: 31,445 (7 reviews)
|Moby Dick, or the Whale - Herman Melville|
Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 1,833,330 (18 reviews)
|The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan|
Librivox recording of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. They were originally published in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The title character was named after famous American poet Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available)...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; Holmes; adventure; Doyle
Downloads: 2,434,794 (18 reviews)
|Sherlock Holmes --> 125+ episodes, properly titled and tagged - smurfmeat|
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was an old-time radio show which aired in the USA from October 2, 1939 to July 7, 1947. The show first aired on the Blue Network but later moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System. The radio stories were action packed, filled with atmosphere, and featured great music by Lou Kosloff, as well as excellent sound effects. Originally, the show starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr...
Keywords: sherlock holmes; watson; doyle; mystery; old time radio; adventure; crime; london
Downloads: 594,605 (19 reviews)